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December 12, 2012
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Ag Briefs - Dec. 13, 2012

The first of nine Outcast Productions Winter Series Bull Riding and Ranch Bronc Riding events was held at the indoor arena of the Garfield County Fairgrounds last weekend.

Here are the results:

Bull Riding : 1st - Jake Booco, Hayden; 2nd - Logan McDermott, Penrose; 3rd - Quincy Adams, Taylor, Utah; 4th - Joey Clegg, Vernal, Utah.

Ranch Bronc Riding: 1st - J.C. Chintala, Meeker; 2nd - Cody Flores, Mesa; 3rd - Swade Adams, Loma.

Cowboy Protection Match: 1st - Justin Flynn, Rifle; 2nd - Cade Fox, Mesa.

The next event is at the Eagle County indoor arena on Dec. 15, and the next event in Rifle is Jan. 12.

The Mount Sopris Conservation District has completed and released a "Rural Living Handbook."

The district was formed almost 60 years ago as a result of the impact of the Dust Bowl era, with a mission to promote sustainable management of natural resources in the district and to balance the needs of agriculture, open space, and urban growth.

Information and contacts are included in the handbook to help new and old landowners be good stewards and good neighbors.

The handbook was produced with the help of Donna Gray, the Natural Resources and Conservation Service, Garfield County, CSU Extension, and many photographers.

Copies of the handbook are available at the district office, 258 Center Drive in Glenwood Springs, or call 945-5494, ext. 105.

The Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts are offering seedling trees to landowners who own more than one acre of land at a minimal cost.

There are more than 50 species of trees and shrubs to choose from for any growing conditions. These seedlings are grown in Colorado through the Colorado State Forest Service. Orders are taken throughout the winter with delivery the last week of April.

For more information or to receive an order form call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 105.

The end of the year is nearing, which means time is running out to enter the 15th annual "'s AgriCultural" photography contest. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

Entries must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Agriculture with an official entry form. All photographs must be taken in the 2012 calendar year and must relate to Colorado agriculture in some way.

Prizes will be awarded in five subject areas: agritourism, crops, livestock, people and open professional. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter; however, professionals may only enter agriculture-related photographs in the "open professional" category.

Judging will be based on theme, creativity and technical quality. The photographer whose picture best depicts the "spirit" of Colorado agriculture will receive $150, and category winners will receive a prize pack. All winning photographs will be displayed in the Beede-Hamil Agriculture Building at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.

Visit or call (303) 239-4119 for complete contest rules and an entry form. The contest is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the AgInsights Committee and Northeastern Junior College.

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The Post Independent Updated Dec 12, 2012 06:30PM Published Dec 12, 2012 06:28PM Copyright 2012 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.